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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Abstract of 1752 Will of Joseph Pell of the Manor of Pelham, Proved September 28, 1752

On Wednesday, November 29, 2006, I provided a transcription of a brief abstract of the 1752 will of Joseph Pell of the Manor of Pelham. See Wed., November 29, 2006: Abstract of 1752 Will of Joseph Pell of the Manor of Pelham. Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog provides a more detailed abstract of that same will. A transcription of the abstract appears below, followed by a citation to its source.


Page 170. -- In the name of God, Amen, August 31, 1752, I, JOSEPH PELL, Esq., of the manor of Pelham, being very sick and weak. All my just debts are to be paid. I leave to my well-beloved son, Philip Pell, all my neck or tract of land, with 1/2 my meadows lying in the manor of Pelham, commonly known by the name of the Upper Neck, joining to the west end of Ann Hook's Neck, now belonging to Samuel Rodman, To him my said son, Philip, his heirs and assigns, when he shall arrive at the age of 21, and he shall pay to my executors £225, in installments, and my executors shall divide the same among my three daughters, Susannah, Sarah, and Ann. I leave to my son, Thomas Pell, all that tract of land or plantation whereon I now live, and the other half of my meadows, when he is 21; and he is to pay to my executors the sum of £225, and my executors are to divide the same among my said three daughters. I leave to my wife Phebe, £400, and a good bed and furniture, and 6 chairs, a looking-glass, a trunk and a table, and the use of all lands until my sons, Joseph and Thomas, are of age. The income of my estate is to be used for maintaining and bringing up my children to good learning. If my two eldest daughters, Susannah and Sarah, should marry before my sons are of age, they are each to have £37, 10s. If any of my lands and meadows should be recovered out of my right, I leave the remainder to my two sons, Joseph and Thomas. I make my wife, Phebe, and my loving friends, John Bartow, Esq., of Westchester, Samuel Sneden, Esq., of East Chester, and John Bleecker, of New Rochelle, executors.

Witnesses, Daniel Deain, Rachel Deain, Robert Rolf. Proved, before Israel Honey, Esq., September 28, 1752."

Source: Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. Vol. IV. 1744-1753. With Letters of Administration Granted 1745-1753. in Collections of The New-York Historical Society For the Year 1895. p. 405 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society 1896).

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